This sewing pattern shows you how to make your own felt baby shoes with an adorable Matroyshka Russian doll embellishment.
What you need
1/4 yard (23cm)of wool felt
1/4 yard (23cm) of Heat N Bond fusible webbing
2 feet (60cms)of ribbon for shoe laces
2″ (5 cm) square of pink felt
2″ (5 cm) square of dark purple
1″ (2.5cm) square of light pink
6 strands of embroidery floss
1 water-soluble marker
Print the following pattern
You can increase or decrease the size of this pattern using your printer or a photocopiers for smaller or larger shoes. Measure your child’s foot from front to back on the main piece for correct sizing.
You can also line the inside with a contrasting pattern as shown.
Step 1: Fuse the Heat n Bond to the back of all the felt pieces.
Step 2: Cut out 2 of each pattern piece matching the pattern pieces to appropriate shoe piece.
Step 3: Use water soluble pen to mark out all the seams and where the doll should be placed.
Step 4: Iron the doll pieces onto the shoe toe following where you marked with the pen.
Step 5: Hand or machine stitch around the doll bodies.
Step 6: Embroider with a double strand of floss the piece of hair on the dolls forehead, the eyes and a star on the front of the body.
Step 7: Sew the back seam of the shoe together.
Step 8: Sew top part of the shoe to the bottom of the shoe, matching the dots in front and back.
Step 9: Sew ribbon onto the shoe where it is marked on the pattern.